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Generative Emergence: A New Discipline of Organizational, Entrepreneurial, and Social Innovation

Benyamin B. Lichtenstein


Emergence, the creation of structures, organizations, and social entities, is increasingly important, but it can only be understood by integrating research from dozens of disciplines. This book accomplishes that goal by providing the most complete set of emergents ever published, and introducing a discipline of emergence. Moreover, it focuses on a common type of emergence that has until now been unidentified, namely emergence that is intentional, called generative emergence. The book reveals the scientific foundations of generative emergence—dissipative structures theory—in the context of a su ... More

Keywords: order, creation, process, organization, social, complexity science, theory, ecology, intention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199933594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benyamin B. Lichtenstein, author
University of Massachussetts, Boston